15 Authentic Mexican Recipes to make any day of the week.
It is so hard to not love Mexican cuisine. From tacos to flan, from home made stews to delicious soups, Mexican recipes are comforting and delicious.
I love Tex-Mex cuisine also, but I am more fond to the authentic Mexican cuisine, which, by the way, is very different than the one found at the American southern border.
I thought it would be nice to put together a collection of my favorite 15 authentic Mexican recipes that I make very often.
You will find delicious recipes with mild flavors that are easy to make by anyone who loves being in the kitchen and trying new recipes.
You will be able to enjoy my favorite and the most popular recipe of chicken tinga on my blog, a recipe that is as authentic as it can be. There are instructions in this recipe on how to cook it in different ways, from traditional stove cooking to Instant Pot and slow cooker.
The chicken soup or caldo de pollo is to die for. The flavors are mild and the recipe is great for the entire family from young kids to elders.
One of the easiest recipes on this list is pork in green salsa that uses bottled green salsa to create an amazing sauce for cooked pork. This recipe is great with rice or just on a taco.
Pico de gallo with tuna is another authentic recipe that comes from Mexico City. You might be surprised to find out that this recipe is usually served with saltine crackers and not with tortilla chips, which, by the way, are not a popular item on the Mexican tables in Mexico.
You will also find recipes for rice and basic Mexican beans, just because I think it is important to learn how to build up recipes that are so used in the Mexican cuisine.
Flan is a recipe that everyone loves and it is so easy to make. However, my recipe of flan with cream cheese is a popular, very interesting one that might intrigue and inspire you to try.
And finally, capirotada, a recipe of bread pudding that is made differently than the classic bread pudding we all know about. The bread is soaked in a dark brown sugar syrup infused with cinnamon sticks, has raisins and almonds and also cheddar cheese(YUM!). What more can you ask for?
Whether it’s a regular Friday night, Taco Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day or Labor Day, these 15 authentic Mexican recipes are fun enough for a party, and easy enough to make a delicious weeknight dinner.
Easy Mexican Pork In Green Sauce- Puerco en Salsa Verde
This is a great recipe for a quick dinner, Taco Tuesday or even a themed Mexican party. Delicious and easy to put together.
Authentic Mexican Chicken Tinga- Best Tinga De Pollo
This main dish is the number one recipe on my blog. Authentic Mexican Chicken Tinga or Tinga de Pollo. I really enjoy cooking it and my family loves it. Simple, easy to make, this recipe is also a favorite one among Mexican food lovers. Serve it from a crock pot with corn tortillas and favorite toppings. Delicious!
Authentic Mexican Pico De Gallo With Tuna
Try a Pico de gallo with tuna appetizer. Serve it with saltines, like they do it in the Mexico City area. Very popular and authentic. This Authentic Mexican Pico De Gallo With Tuna is a wonderful traditional recipe that I am very fond of. It is a light, refreshing and delicious salsa and I am sure you will enjoy very much.
Mexican Caldo de Pollo Or Chicken Soup Mexican Style
Mexican Caldo de Pollo Or Chicken Soup Mexican Style is a beautiful recipe of heart warming soup that will make you and your family very happy.
Authentic Mexican Cactus Leaves Salad (Ensalada De Nopales)
Another super easy and delicious salad is Authentic Mexican Cactus Salad. Learn how to make this healthy recipe. Nopales are a staple in the Mexican cuisine and wildly used in salsas, salads or stews.
Mexican Pinto Bean Salad with Jalapeño Pepper
A very easy salad that travels well is this Mexican Pinto Bean Salad. If you plan to attend a picnic and need to bring an easy salad, here is an idea. It is suitable all year round, and it is a good source of protein and fiber.
Mexican Chipotle Mushrooms
Mexican Chipotle Mushrooms is a wonderful recipe that I like a lot and make quite often. It is a very different, refreshing side dish that goes well with any type of meat. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, these mushrooms would go well on pasta or rice. You can also make great tacos.
Authentic Mexican Chicken Fajitas-Fajitas De Pollo
What about Fajitas? Who doesn’t love them? Enjoy the flavors of this popular dish with my favorite recipe for Authentic Mexican Chicken Fajitas- Fajitas de Pollo.This is served in Mexico for casual entertaining.
Authentic Mexican Picadillo Recipe
Picadillo is super easy to make and very popular. Most Latin American cuisines have a version of it and the basic recipe allows you to put your own stamp on the recipe and make it your own. Here is my favorite recipe for it. Authentic Mexican Picadillo.
Authentic Mexican Bistec Encebollado- Steak And Onion
This Authentic Mexican Bistec Encebollado- Steak And Onion can be served with beans and rice for a delicious dinner or on corn tortillas tacos sliced and topped with fresh cheese, cilantro and your favorite salsa.
Easy Mexican Rice Recipe
This authentic easy Mexican rice dish is one of the most popular Mexican rice recipes. Make a double batch for your party and serve it with my popular Chicken Tinga recipe.
Authentic Traditional Mexican Beans- Frijoles Autenticos Mexicanos
Basic authentic traditional Mexican beans recipe. The dish is nutritious, easy to make and so traditional that cannot miss from a respectable Mexican table.
Authentic Mexican Capirotada- Bread Pudding
This easy and super delicious Bread Pudding- Mexican style is a traditional dish that uses bread that is 1-2 days old. Nothing is wasted and basic ingredients are transformed into a symphony of flavors on this dish.
Hibiscus-Cinnamon Tea- Te De Jamaica Y Canela
If you are familiar with the Mexican cuisine, you probably know that this tea is also called Agua De Jamaica and it is a basic drink that everyone in Mexico enjoys. Warm in the winter, cold served with ice in the summer, Hibiscus flower tea has a tart, cranberry-like flavor, so sugar or honey can be added to sweeten it.
Mexican Flan De Queso-Cream Cheese Flan
Try this Flan with Cream Cheese. A recipe that might sound unusual, but trust me, it works!